Rapper Soulja Boy surprised the interwebs today when the news broke that he had purchased a brand new G5 private jet. The price tag on that baby? $35 million for the plane plus and additional $20 million on extras. According to TMZ, those extras include multiple flat screens, custom Italian leather seats, Brazilian hardwood cabinets and a brand new deluxe bathroom.
Oh yeah, and the paint job to include his logo on the outside.
Yesterday was the rapper's 21st birthday, and apparently this was a present to himself. I remember being really excited about the $15 bottle of bourbon I bought for myself when I turned 21, so I can only imagine how exciting this is for Soulja Boy.
The Twitterverse seems to be shocked that Soulja Boy has $55M to drop on a plane, and that fact isn't lost on Soulja Boy himself. Along with retweeting articles about his purchase, he retweeted this derisive tweet a couple hours ago -
Here are some more Twitter responses -
dear DeAndre bka Soulja Boy you coulda paid all my school loans for your bday and it woulda cost you as much as one cabinet on that jet.
I hope Soulja boy put some drapes, a porch, and a screen door on that jet. Cause he is about to be living in that joint until they repo it
He is also using Twitter to promote his online pay-per-view stream of his birthday party -
That link takes you to www.souljaboybirthdaybash.com where you can watch his party on a live stream. That party will begin tonight at 11 pm EST. The site also displays a video where Soulja boy informs us about the benefits of watching his bash - red carpet, musical performances and celebrity surprises.
But it will cost you $2.99 to watch it, payable via PayPal.
Soulja Boy buys a $55 million jet and on the same day asks fans to shell out cash to watch a stream of his birthday party? I guess he has to find some way to pay for the four minibars.